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pH Balance - practical application

Common Sense Health and pH Balance.

Assuming we are hydrated, we may not be exactly what we eat, but we are exactly what we digest. 

“If you are demonstrating symptoms, chronic symptoms, frequent illness, and even disease, it’s important to know you can have control over your foundational health.” Maraline Krey Guest Columnist, Life Tips

It seems we usually feel health symptoms more in the winter. It could be because of the cold weather or the inactivity that comes from cold weather, or maybe it’s the cooked foods versus the fresh foods that we ingest. Perhaps even our levels of healthy hydration go down, regardless, let’s look at our blood and roots, and our immune system.

Our blood is a two-way street, easy flowing (hydrated) or jammed up. One way is delivering oxygen, components of our immune system and nutrition throughout our body, the other way is showing our trash and toxins the way out.

Common symptoms of a compromised immune system, blood environment, and even clogged elimination system, including your lymphatic system, etc., perhaps allergies, sleep issues, digestive and elimination issues, tiredness, pain in joints, ligaments, etc., and the list goes on.

Let’s take the example of asthma (an allergic mechanism to allergies) and/or allergies, both so common today in children and adults. Both can be foundationally supported through improving hydration and your immune system.

Contrary to what we hear, we are not what we eat, we are what we are able to digest (nutritional uptake) and how well we are able to eliminate toxins. Remember, it’s in our best interest to support not only immune, but also our blood system via nutritional uptake, and to also heighten our body’s ability to eliminate toxins. The function of our liver, lymphatic system, and kidneys is to eliminate toxins, reduce toxic load, processing through our elimination system, primarily our bowel movements, urine, and perspiration.

So how do we do this with the least amount of effort and the biggest gain? We remember our body is mostly water (about 70% or more), and pure water is a primary element.

Our body is designed with a process to drink, eat, and receive nutrition both from the food we ingest and the liquids we drink, including water, water should be pure and carry minerals we require. Sometimes we add fresh lemon, vitamins and minerals, greens, etc., to our water making it easier for our body to hydrate.

We should also be chewing our food before we swallow (meaning our teeth do most of the work to break down nutrition – this is the first form of digestion), then our digestive system kicks in to break it down even smaller. The particles then make their way to our intestinal tract where two things happen, we uptake nutrition and eliminate the waste.

Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try, synthetics are not physically recognized as nutrition, not synthetic food and certainly not synthetic vitamins, optimally both should be from a whole food source.

There is no doubt that with today’s schedules all families have challenges meeting the nutritional requirements of their families. Add that to the degradation of the food, water, and air over the years and what you have is a recipe for chronic illness and disease. Run your body in deficiency for very long and you will feel not only feel the difference but your body will begin to accommodate the deficiencies, eventually knocking down the dominoes of good health. Today purifying water and whole food supplementation (concentrated foods) has for most people, become a necessity in order to meet the most basic physical needs.

Okay, so how do we make inroads, small changes that can make a huge difference in our health?

  • Increase our hydration through pure water, add fresh lemon or lime which allows the body to hold onto the water longer to extract the phytochemical nutrition and receive the cleansing properties, nutritional properties of lemon and limes. (Sweetening can be done with Stevia, available in a no aftertaste powder concentrate at most markets offering healthy choices.)
  • It may be wise to select plant dairy or even organic dairy over conventional dairy products when possible. Conventional dairy today may contain levels of chemicals, and because a cow has a double digestive system, could contain high levels of lactic acid. All of which is exacerbated when the cow has had injections of antibiotics and hormones, and perhaps grazing on chemical laden grass, then processed and sold conventionally.
  • Oils are not fattening, they feed our muscles, ligaments, tissues, and our brain, so please choose your oils wisely, cold pressed or first pressed are indications there is great nutrition – processed oils bear no nutrition. Different oils for different reasons. Cold pressed olive oil can be used for cold, low heat food preparation. Cold pressed avocado or grapeseed oils can go to higher heats and maintain their nutritional integrity. Sunflower seed oil, flax seed oil, and many others provide omegas, vital nutrition, especially for brainpower, muscles, ligaments, and overall body function.
  • Wild or game meats are easier to digest because for the most part than conventional grocery store meats because they are grass eating and have not been compromised with chemicals and injections. Our meats and poultry today have been compromised and therefore our ability to digest and process these foods is compromising us. Select wild game, free range, and at the very least, hormone and chemical free meats and poultry.
  • Turkey and wild or free range, organic poultry would also reduce the intake of chemicals and hormones so common today.
  • Fish is much easier to digest and a great dinner choice. Fish today come from a variety of waters, it’s important to look where it originates. For example, cold water, wild or troll caught is going to have higher bio available oils and nutrition with less, if any chemicals and bad minerals, than say warm water fish. Fresh water fish like trout coming from cold waters will have less bacteria than fish from warm water lakes or ponds.
  • If you don’t understand the ingredients chances are it’s not real food.
  • Choose fresh over frozen and frozen over canned. The process to can foods compromises the nutritional value.
  • Fresh produce can be categorized for any budget to purchase organic over conventional. Organic will begin with a #9, conventional a #4. Hard stock produce like broccoli is less likely to absorb chemicals and pesticides than lettuce, it’s a fine leafy vegetable and should be organic. Base your decisions on logic and common sense, decide by characteristics, how vulnerable a fruit or vegetable is to absorbing chemicals and pesticides. (A footnote here, is before the end of World War II, all farms were organic and we didn’t have commercially canned foods.)
  • Low heat crock pot soups with tons of vegetables are an amazing way to garner nutrition in the winter. Choosing to eat meats more during the day and less at night will provide you a healthier healing cycle while you are sleeping. And lemonade made with pure lemons and concentrated no after taste powdered Stevia will serve to hydrate and nourish.

In summary, eating is a process that separates what’s good for you from what’s not good for you, and a strong body will eliminate the harmful and deliver the nutrition. Therefore, clean hydration, whole food based nutrition, and good oils are foundational elements to well being.

Maraline Krey is nationally recognized as a health researcher and she speaks at live health events, can be heard on talk radio, is CEO and Founder of pHBodyBalance & BioGro Products LLC, and has authored numerous common sense based health articles.


Reference on asthma/allergies, and immunity comes from